"To feel the meaning of what one is doing, and to rejoice in that meaning; to unite in one concurrent fact the unfolding of the inner life and the development of material conditions --that is art." - John Dewey
Friday, September 26, 2014
Remnants Collected (part 4 of 4)
There are some remaining notes,
spoken within our fellowship.
“As a teacher I'm growing but not in
my personal life.” What a brave,
inspiring statement. How often do we
dichotomize and prioritize what is “real”?
Some of us make our professional lives “real” and invest our
resources. Some lead dynamic personal
lives and shut it down to submit to labor at work.
It’s an existential and often painful move to name the dissonance and be
open for alternate, possibly harmonizing ways of being. This line of inquiry is a passion of mine. Along this line, a fellow considered our name…Soulcraft Cohort, and found it suitable for our endeavor. “This is doing something for
our souls personally and professionally.” Finally,I
walked away from our time together, feeling and remembering these words. “We aren't alone... Look at who else is
“Faith in other humans makes us
Food for my soul.
Thoughts for another day…
I’m hoping to talk in greater depth about the Maker’s School idea with
those involved. I’d like to explore project-based
learning through ed history and theory. This has
possibilities for inquiry into and critique regarding various “traditions” of
progressive education. Excited…!